Sweet and Sassy Irish lassie ( midori melon ball cocktail - all FLV)


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So a little cocktail for St Paddy day! this is a sweet and slightly tart cocktail based on a Midori melon ball. On the inhale you get that bright citrus note followed by the sweet honeydew and bit of sweet warmth added from the bourbon. Good on an RDA at 60 watts after a 3 - 4 day steep. **NOTE This grows a bit and the honeydew really comes forward after a day or so, so give it at least 3 days before deciding if you want to change anything to suit your taste** For the melon - FLV honeydew is the main note - it is a sweet almost creamy type of honeydew it is full body and has a slight syrup/ sticky sweetness note to it and seems to grow over time this need to be balanced with some wild melon and melon rind to add some more wetness of a cocktail For the sweet and sour mixer i used a combination of citrus soda which to me is very much like a sprite soda with a lemon/lime main note - it is bright, front forward and also seems to grow.. Blood orange which brings a nice bright citrus sweetness along with some tartness and helps filling the middle a bit finally apple sour which is a sweet and sour candy syrup like note. This contrast is needed to create balance in a handcrafted cocktail. Bourbon is used low here for some warm notes as you would expect in an alcohol beverage - but it is not booze . it also add some darker sweet notes to contrast some of the brighter top notes SWEETENER: I added sweetness to mine at .5% as I like that additional sweetness which midori has but it is really not needed as the honeydew is pretty sweet on its own


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